View Full Version : Favourite things from different food groups

Jun 5th, 2009, 09:15 PM
I started thinking about this whilst eating rice and realising its my favourite grain, then started wondering/deciding on my favourite things from other food groups (though with me it changes by the day/hour/minute) and thought Id post a thread and see what everyone elses is :)

My favourite:

grain = rice (brown, short grain, its just sooo tasty every time i eat it i like it more, can't believe i cut it out of my diet for no real reason for so long!)

vegetable = Hardest one! I actually can't decide. Right now cauliflower, I can't get enough of it, but I love veggies soooo much whatever I am eating is my fave (I realised earlier the reason my weight gain is going so slow is probably because I overload my plate with veggies compared to things like veg, grains etc, becuase I like them so much!!)

nut = brazil nut

seed = sunflower seed, though i had some bad ones and got a really bad tummy so havent been having them lately so its pumpkin seeds right now, but sunflower seeds as a rule...

fruit = can't decide between banana or apple. Probably banana cus I seem to get through more of them

pulse/legume = chick pea

herb = rosemary or dill but this changes alllll the time!!

spice = cinnamon

dried fruit = figs

sweetener = dates

sprout = lentils

juice = apple & spinach

Hmm can't think of any more, writing this has made me realise how much I love food lol

Anyway post your favourites!!!

Jun 5th, 2009, 09:35 PM
grain = brown rice (but cooked really long so it's all mushy)

vegetable = Spinach

nut = peanut

seed = I'm not crazy about any really. Sesame on some thing maybe?

fruit = Soo many. I probably like pineapple best but eat apples and bananas and strawberries most.

pulse/legume = chick pea

herb = cilantro

spice = cumin

dried fruit = figs

sweetener = agave nector

sprout = lentils

juice = berry

Jun 5th, 2009, 09:51 PM
My favourite things change all the time ;) but at the moment my favourite:

grain = basmati rice

vegetable = artichokes

nut = cashew nut

seed = seeds suck!:D

fruit = pineapple

pulse/legume = kidney bean

herb = parsley

spice = coriander, is that a spice or a herb?

dried fruit = I don't like dried fruit, possibly sultanas if I had to choose

sweetener = sugar? I've never tasted agave or the other one

sprout = none, I don't really like them as well, bean sprouts maybe?

juice = mango and apple

Jun 5th, 2009, 09:57 PM
grain = brown rice, white rice, all rice

vegetable = Broccoli and asparagus

nut = Walnuts

seed = Pumpkin seeds

fruit = Hmmm, I love oranges and kiwis

pulse/legume = Don't have one

herb = Basil

spice = Don't have one

dried fruit = Dried mango

sweetener = Don't really have one

sprout = Alfalfa sprouts

juice = Orange Juice

Jun 19th, 2009, 12:42 PM
nice one! :)

grain = brown rice

vegetable = eggplant

nut = walnut

seed = pumpkin

fruit = used to be pineapple, but since i got allergic for them i guess its nectarine

pulse/legume = chick peas

herb = basil

spice = cumin

dried fruit = apricots

sweetener = agave nector

sprout = mung bean

juice = pineapple, red grapes and mandarin orange

Jun 19th, 2009, 01:19 PM
My favourite:

grain = rice (any sort - yum)

vegetable = atm it's potatoes... i love jacket potatoes especially...but it changes from week to week. brocolli is another good one.

nut = brazil nut or cashew

seed = pumpkin seed

fruit = banana - eat loads of em.

pulse/legume = aduki beans

herb = all of 'em

spice = garam masalla

dried fruit = apricots

sweetener = coconut

sprout = alfalfa

juice = tomato

Jun 20th, 2009, 05:08 PM
grain = rice, any kind except for risotto rice

vegetable = oooh hard one! probably broccoli. or cucumber.

nut = Another extremely hard one! O.o I think almonds, hazelnuts and cashews are equally yummy!

seed = sesame

fruit = kiwi

pulse/legume = cannellini bean

herb = basil

spice = cinnamon

dried fruit = papaya

sweetener = agave nectar

sprout = alfalfa

juice = I'm not a big juice drinker...

Jun 20th, 2009, 06:27 PM
grain = Brown rice and Quinoa

vegetable = Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower

nut = Pistachios (so addictive), wall nuts

seed = I like the bags of mixed seeds from Holland and Barret with my morning cereal.

fruit = Mango, banana, pineapple, peaches (but only when they're just right), pretty much anything really.

pulse/legume = Kidney beans, butter beans, chick peas, any kind of lentil, black eyed peas, they're all good. When ever I cook with beans I normally use a selection.

herb = Coriander

spice = Cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, cumin

dried fruit = Figs, apple rings, apricots

sweetener = Golden syrup, Agave necter, brown sugar

sprout = Bean sprouts (especially stir fried)

juice = Freshly squeezed orange.

berry = Raspberries, strawberries.

I like pretty much all members of the above groups and my favourites are likely to change regularly.

Jun 20th, 2009, 09:48 PM
grain = couscous (does that count?... if not then quinoa)
vegetable = can't chose- mushroom? brussell sprout?
nut = can't choose- cashew maybe? no. walnuts and pistachios.
seed = sunflower seed
fruit = cherries
pulse/legume = lentil right now
herb = basil
spice = chili
dried fruit = prunes right now. love banana chips too.
sweetener = maple syrup
sprout = bean
juice = cherry

Jun 20th, 2009, 10:51 PM
grain = Pearl barley or brown rice..but i need loads of olive or avacado oil,or purespread...chilli, pepper and salt..make it unhealthy

vegetable = broccoli, dry or stir fried,really hot with loads of chilli or pepper and ketchup

nut = . brazil covered in dark chocolate :D
seed = hmm dunno.I like mixed seeds with chilli
fruit = olive

pulse/legume = chickpeas
herb = basil,ace in tomato soup!
spice = chili
dried fruit = not keen on. perhaps apricots
sweetener = dark brown sugar
sprout = alfafa or quinoa
juice = orange or passionfruit

Jun 21st, 2009, 05:34 PM
grain = jasmine rice and ww couscous

vegetable = cucumber, tomatoes and iceberg lettuce

nut = almonds, pistachios and walnuts

seed = sunflower seed, sesame seeds, hemp seeds and pine nuts (seed or nut?)

fruit = banana

pulse/legume = green lentils

herb = basil and coriander

spice = paprika, chilli, vanilla and cinnamon

dried fruit = apricots

sweetener = sugar

sprout = alfalfa

juice = carrot and ginger

berry: blueberries, strawberries and raspberries

Jun 21st, 2009, 07:58 PM
grain = basmati rice
vegetable = broccoli, pak choi, garlic (not sure where garlic should go)
nut = peanut
seed = sesame
fruit = mango, pomegranate, passion fruit
pulse/legume = chickpea, dhal
herb = coriander
spice = chilli, cumin, mustard seed, cinnamon, cardamon
dried fruit = dates, baby figs
sweetener = really dark sugar
sprout = alfalfa
juice = carrot, cucumber and something else with ginger
berry: blueberries at the mo

Jun 21st, 2009, 08:42 PM
grain = not wild about any of them, pearl barley

vegetable = perfectly ripe tomatoes or any other vegetable known to man

nut = none they're all repulsive

seed = poppy

fruit = melon

pulse/legume = soya beans

herb = chive

spice = tumeric - it makes everything pretty

dried fruit = raisins

sweetener = none

sprout = alfalfa

juice = carrot and orange

berry = raspberry

*ohhh that was fun*

Jun 21st, 2009, 10:14 PM
grain = basmati rice

vegetable = broccoli (and aubergine, though I guess that's not strictly veg)

nut = walnuts

seed = poppy

fruit = at the moment, I think nectarines and apricots

pulse/legume = chickpeas

herb = thyme

spice = chilli

dried fruit = apricots or apple

sweetener = it depends what it's for, but I'll say muscovado sugar

sprout = alfalfa

juice = cranberry

berry = raspberry

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:37 AM
Such a great thread, Thank you :)

grain = brown basmati rice

vegetable = Peppers? I think those are a fruit though? Same with courgette? Oh... Kale then? I like kale

nut = Yes, I am thanks :p For snacking, macadamia nuts, in cooking, Cashews

Seed = Pinenuts are a seed, right?

fruit = Tomatoes ;) Okej, then cherries

pulse/legume = chick pea

herb = Basil

spice = Cinnamon

dried fruit = Raisins

sweetener = Maple syrup

sprout = Mungbeans

juice = Unsweetened Cranberry

Jun 22nd, 2009, 02:00 PM
grain = white basmati rice
vegetable = parsnip
nut = macadamia
Seed = sesame
fruit = blackberries
pulse/legume = chick peas
herb = Basil
spice = cumin
dried fruit = mango
sweetener = maple syrup
sprout = mung bean
juice = apple and blackberry (together)

Mr Flibble
Jun 22nd, 2009, 04:53 PM

I'm truely shocked that wheat isn't on anyone's favourite grain list so far.

There are also some slightly dodgy classifications going on :)

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:03 PM
I guess wheat's pretty cool, but if it were a choice between a bowl of rice, and a bowl of wheat, I'd go with the rice. If it were a choice between only ever having wheat products, or only ever having rice products, I'd go with the wheat.

By classification you mean the fruit/veg thing? (Or the fruit AND berries?) It's always confusing. It's like mass/weight and batteries/cells, and die/dice. Doing it wrong is the norm and you sound ridiculous if you try to do it correctly.

Jun 24th, 2009, 06:54 PM
Doing it wrong is the norm and you sound ridiculous if you try to do it correctly.
ha, that's true so often.

Jul 1st, 2009, 06:52 PM
grain = quinoa

vegetable = mushrooms

nut = macadamia

seed = sunflower seeds

fruit = mango

pulse/legume = chick peas

herb = basil

spice = nutmeg

dried fruit = mango

sweetener = sugar

sprout = alfalfa

juice = apple

Jul 7th, 2009, 02:29 PM
i've decided to change my favourite grain to spelt. it makes really good pasta and doesn't make me feel sick afterwards, unlike wheat pasta. spelt pizza bases are great too. unfortunately spelt bread isn't very nice. :rolleyes:

Jul 7th, 2009, 02:31 PM
The spelt pizza bases they do in Planet Organic are super yummy.

Jul 13th, 2009, 10:38 AM
i've decided to change my favourite grain to spelt. it makes really good pasta and doesn't make me feel sick afterwards, unlike wheat pasta. spelt pizza bases are great too. unfortunately spelt bread isn't very nice. :rolleyes:

I have pretty cut wheat bread and pasta out again, it seems to cause some sort of hypoglecemic reaction, especially in my skin :(

I'm going to keep my wheat gluten intake low from now on.

Rice is definitely my favorite grain, rice noodles and rice pasta are great! It is also one of the least processed grains generally.

I think the spelt bread that Infinity bake is awesome, even if it is a little hard, it just seems like real hearty bread unlike most of the commercial junk around that just falls to pieces.